Living on the Poitiers campus

  • Place Charles de Gaulle, Poitiers ©Martin ArgyrogloPlace Charles de Gaulle, Poitiers ©Martin Argyroglo

Discover the city

Located an hour and fifteen minutes from Paris by high-speed train, Poitiers is city with an exceptional Gallo-Roman heritage, reflected by a number of historical monuments (including the oldest baptistery in Europe).


It's easy to find a place to stay in one of Poitier's many student residences or in a private flat.

Don't forget to prepare your search carefully before you start looking. Depending on your situation, you may also be eligible for a housing benefit.


Poitiers offers a vast bus network: plan your route (fr.).

Culture & Leisure

Poitiers has a national theater (Théâtre Auditorium de Poitiers (fr.)) and hosts some major international cultural events (the Poitiers Film Festival, Filmer le travail, Festival À Corps). A youth-friendly cultural policy facilitates students' access to arts and culture venues in the city.

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